Saturday, November 27, 2021

Knights Council 6353 in York Donates $11,000 to Misericordia

Knights Council 6353 in York Donates $11,000 to MisericordiaKnights of Columbus Council 6353 of St. Joseph Parish in York, worked to make a difference in the community, donating $11,000 to Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The donation was made possible from the council’s 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament, from which all proceeds benefit the facility.

The golf tournament was Oct. 16 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, and drew 104 golfers and 23 local sponsors to support the event. Playing 18 holes, golfers were presented with gift bags, snacks, beverages, lunch and dinner. Prizes were awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, beat the pro, and lowest best ball team score.  A $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one was also offered by the Knights.

This year’s tournament is scheduled for June 25 at Heritage Hills. Visit www.knightsevent.info for information.

Council 6353 acknowledges fellow Knights Patrick Nelson, Tournament Chairman; Co-Chairs Frank Kibler and Kirk Wright; Misericordia Administrator Marion Bittner; and Misericordia Advancement Director Samantha Hall. Their many hours of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation made the charity tournament a great success.

The check presentation for the $11,000 donation was made on Christmas Eve. Shown from left in the photo are Kirk Wright, Patrick Nelson, Marion Bittner and Grand Knight, Kelly Brown.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded by Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, the organization has over two million members around the world.

Since start of the pandemic, the order has promoted a program entitled “Leave no neighbor behind.” The key elements of the program are to support fellow Knights, the Church and the community, feed the hungry and participate in blood drives. For more information or to join, visit www.kofc.org. The Knights of Columbus are offering free memberships through June 30. Use promotional code: McGivney2020.

(Photo courtesy of Kelly Brown, Grand Knight of Council 6353.)

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